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Shared Hosting Revealed

If you would like to build a website and render it accessible to the whole world, it must be hosted on a server. The name of this service is shared hosting.

Host your web site at home or in another place

You could host your site on your own personal personal computer at your house or at your workplace, on a computer which belongs to a friend of yours, and so on. If it is a website for experimenting purposes, there would be no real reason for you to discover a more advanced website hosting solution than that. If you would like to launch a real web site, however, which will be accessible to many persons and you desire to make it dependable, you will also require a stable web hosting server where you will host it.

Why do you need a server for your site?

When you own a website, it is located on a physical machine. That physical machine has its own physical address known also as IP address. Typing the IP of the physical server in your browser, though, is not the best and most suitable means to visit a web site. That is how and why domains appeared and why you are in need of one for your web site. So, to set up your website, you need your own domain and a server to host your website on.

Hosting your website on your own

If you are an IT pro and know how to administer a web hosting server, you can have a web hosting server of your own and host your web site on it. This will enable you to have full control over the hosting server, to make server configuration changes and to install software updates yourself rather than having to rely on the data center personnel. The negative side, though, is that you will need to guarantee the availability of your site and to handle all server maintenance tasks yourself. If you are availing of a licensed Operating System, you will also have to spend cash on the license, which is usually more expensive if purchased for an entire hosting server.

Using a web hosting vendor

If you don't want to deal with server maintenance tasks, the smartest step to take is to open an account with a web hosting company. These are firms that offer customers powerful web hosting servers with different hardware configurations in exchange for a given fee. The hosting servers are kept in datacenters with special cooling and backup power systems to ensure continuous Internet access.

Kinds of web hosting services

The World Wide Web is a broad ocean and there are numerous hosting providers offering different hosting services to the myriad of website proprietors out there. The hosting services range from free-of-charge hosting services, where you can host simple, HTML-based web sites, to high-priced dedicated web server hosting services that can suck your finances dry. So, what web hosting type corresponds to your requirements?

If you have a small or mid-sized site that has several hundred guests tops, you could safely use a shared hosting solution. Shared hosting suggests that multiple shared web hosting users and websites are hosted on the same hosting server, thus lowering the price of the service. Shared hosting accounts normally have CPU, RAM, web traffic and web content space usage quotas to make certain that the websites accommodated on the hosting server do not meddle with each other and do not utilize more system resources than they are apportioned.

In case your site is more resource-devouring, you should pick a virtual private servers hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated servers hosting solution. VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. It gives you root-level access, which enables you to implement server configuration modifications - something that would be inconceivable on a shared hosting server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable RAM memory options. Separate RAM memory and CPU portions are allotted to each individual virtual web hosting server, without anyone else using them. Usually there are other virtual private servers beside yours that make use of the system resources of the physical server, which could at times affect the overall performance, but in most circumstances it is not a problem. Should the resources of the private virtual web server, though, be insufficient for your needs, it is clearly time to switch to a dedicated web hosting server.

The dedicated servers is a server that you hire, which is utilized just by you for your very own web site needs. No one else uses its resources and you have full root access, can choose the hardware in advance, implement updates later on and add RAM or hard drives. Unlike with the virtual private servers where virtualization is mostly at the OS level and all virtual containers share a single kernel, with a dedicated hosting web server you can modify the kernel of the Operating System (typically Linux-based) too.

Select your web hosting solutions provider

If you know what your website is going to be composed of, or if you have only a loose plan that has not completely evolved yet, your first step towards the creation of your web site should be to find a hosting supplier. The most reasonable step to take is to find a web hosting corporation that supplies a wide array of hosting solutions so that you do not need to change providers in case you first use a shared web hosting solution and then outgrow the shared web hosting resources and need to migrate to a private virtual server or a dedicated web hosting solution. We, for example, provide modestly priced shared website hosting packages, affordable OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based virtual private web server plans, semi-dedicated servers with their own Control Panel interface and even dedicated hosting web server packages. We also offer charge-free gifts - the shared website hosting cheap domain name if they are paid for on a yearly basis, the more powerful VPS web hosting server packages and dedicated web hosting packages come with a cost-free domain reseller account and invoicing software in case you decide to use them for reselling purposes. Throw in the exceptional 24/7/365 technical support service and you have all you would typically need. You could, without a doubt, discover other web hosts depending on what precisely you are searching for, by conducting an online search or by examining different online hosting reviews. The wisest option, though, is a web hosting supplier that is also a domain name registrar and has hosting servers in more than one country - both prerequisites satisfied by us. We have web servers in the United States, in Britain and in Australia, and offer numerous domain extensions for registration.